Foundation Board: Paul Garnett

Paul GarnettPaul Garnett is a financial advisor with Primary Wealth Management, LLC. An Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, he has more than 40 years of experience in the finance industry.

Following a successful career with Edward Jones, he started several businesses including Garnett Investment Strategies which he co-runs with his daughter, Traci Garnett-Froscheiser. In 2015, Primary Wealth Management, LLC, dba Garnett Investment Strategies, was created to serve as a Registered Investment Adviser under the governance of the Nebraska Department of Banking. Registered Investment Advisers are held to a higher fiduciary standard.

A member of the National Football League Players Association, Garnett became a Registered Player Financial Advisor for the NFLPA. In 2015 he was asked to speak at the Super Bowl pre-game activities for coaches, players, former players, agents and fans on investment management.

A successful entrepreneur, Garnett has been involved in more than 20 private equity companies including agriculture, technology companies, medical emergency evacuation, and health and dietary startups. In addition, he has more than 30 years of successful agricultural involvement in grain, egg, poultry, and swine production

Garnett sat on the Gage County Economic Development Corporation for 33 years and served as chairman for 24 years. He has also served on several other boards, including YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice Country Club, Southeast Community College Athletic Foundation, Nebraska Golf Association and the University of Nebraska Athletics Fund. He was awarded “Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska” by Governor Bob Kerry for efforts in leading the region and state in economic development.

A Truman State University alumnus, Garnett came to the University to play basketball and baseball and was involved with Phi Lambda Phi and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He received a BSE in physical education in 1973. Garnett serves on the University’s President’s Advisory Committee.

Garnett resides in Beatrice, Neb. He and his wife, Alicia (Troutman) Garnett (’74), have a daughter, Traci, and a son, T.J.